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Marine15 - prospectus available online now + VIDEO *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 4:29 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Asia Pacific's largest recreational marine business and safety conference and associated trade exhibition will be held from Sunday 3 May to Tuesday 5 May 2015 at RACV Royal Pines on Queensland’s Gold Coast. ...
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Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 3:38 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
State Secretary of Rio de Janeiro, Leonardo Espindola has told the parliament and media that Rio has achieved 50% treatment of sewage to its waterways, two years out from the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: MC38s Images by Crosbie Lorimer *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 3:53 AM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
The sleek and fast looking MC38s are something of an eye-catcher at this regatta and when you see seven of them powering down Dent Passage under spinnaker, the camera boats tend to pay attention. Here are Crosbie Lorimer's images of the fleet's start this morning. ...
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Foils for the Masses - A look at the Glide Free Foiling Kit *Feature By David Schmidt, , 7:40 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It’s virtually impossible to look at imagery from the 34th America’s Cup and not have a serious 'I wish!' conversation with your mates. While the foil-bound AC72 class of wingsail-powered cats look truly outrageous, sadly, these rarefied America’s Cup class yachts cost tens of millions of dollars to design, build and maintain, and represent the absolute pinnacle of experts-only sailing hardware. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 5:17 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
‘Bucket List’ is fast becoming one of the English language’s most over-used epithets. And it’s not as if photographer Craig Greenhill of Saltwater Images and freelance photojournalist Crosbie Lorimer are old enough yet to be worrying too much about such things. But when they got the hint that there might be an opportunity to get a ride on one of the fastest sailing machines around ...
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Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 6:48 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Sail-World interviewed the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race Knut Frostad late last week, after the dust had settled from the final and seventh boat entry team Vestas Wind. Sail-World started by commenting- Many observers are saying that if this one design element hadn’t come in, this race wouldn’t have happened? ...
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America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:44 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
New Artemis Racing coach, Rod Davis says it was time for a change after ten years in a coaching role with Emirates Team New Zealand. 'Ten years is a long time as a coach of a professional team. It was time for a change,' he told Sail-World.com from Sweden. 'I don’t know of any other professional coaches that have gone ten years with the same team.' ...
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Magnetic Island Race Week – Plenty of appeal for champion racer *Feature By John Curnow, , 8:37 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The well campaigned, terrifically sailed, highly competitive, and widely successful, Victoire is a justified beacon amongst the fleet getting set to participate at Magnetic Island. The final round of Queensland’s winter of sailing is once more set to bring that delightful combination of exquisite sailing and warm glow of friendship to all who partake. ...
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America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 11:34 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Shoebridge describes the split with long time coach Rod Davis as 'amicable'. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 12:05 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race is Knut Frostad, the 47 year old Norwegian sailor who sailed at two Olympic Games (1988 and 1992) and in four Volvo Ocean races. ...
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Buy a slice of Solar Sailor history *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 5:55 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Solar Sailor Lake Macquarie is up for sale. This pioneering vessel is a hybrid boat that relies on LPG and solar and wind energy for propulsion. ...
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Frostad proud to have seven Volvo Ocean Race boats with seven sponsors *Feature By Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK Editor, , 9:47 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Knut Frostad had a big smile on his face in Copenhagen at the ’Vestas Wind’ press launch at the Royal Danish Yacht Club at Tuborg Harbour in northern Copenhagen. Frostad gives his views about the seventh boat, the late entry and the future of the race. ...
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Sydney Boat Show display winners recognised *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 9:31 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Each year awards are given to stands that have been judged as having stood out above others. This year, again the judging was very difficult with split decisions making the final call on the winner difficult. ...
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Volvo Team Vestas Wind skipper Nico says: 'We can win' - Part II *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 8:01 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
Sail-World talks to four times Volvo Ocean race veteran, Chris Nicholson, the just confirmed skipper of Team Vestas Wind today. ‘We believe we can give this race a good shake. We will be a young team, a good mix of proven experience and new energy and enthusiasm. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Team Vestas Wind skipper - One Design is key *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 7:05 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
Chris Nicholson, (Nico) the Skipper of Team Vestas Wind is a four Volvo Ocean Race veteran, a two-time Australian Olympian with three 49er and three 505 sailing World Championships to his name. Nicholson was the skipper of the CAMPER TEAM, run by Emirates Team New Zealand (ENTZ) which came second in the 2011-12 race. He was expected to be once more the skipper of the ETNZ team had they entered ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson in race against time with latest entry *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:36 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
'It doesn't take very long to explain the timeline we are on with this campaign,' says Chris Nicholson skipper of the seventh entry in the Volvo Ocean Race. 'That's because there's very little time between now and the race start!' ...
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Marine15 expands trade, networking and B2B opportunities *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 3:36 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Planning for Marine15 is well underway and as organisers fill the program with a mix of high calibre international and local speakers for three strands: Boating Business, Boating Safety and Marinas, they are confident there will be even more for industry at next year's event. ...
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America's Cup: Entries close but 2017 line-up remains mystery *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:04 AM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
America's Cup organisers issued an innocuous statement after the close of entries for the 35th America's Cup. Entries closed just before midnight on August 8th in San Francisco. The statement did not even specify the number of entries received. Only one team, Team New Zealand, have announced that they have lodged an entry. ...
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See the heat with FLIR ONE *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 2:48 AM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Not only can you see in the dark, you will be able to see through walls with the latest consumer-focused personal thermal imaging product from FLIR. ...
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Multihull Central launches Aquila range at SIBS *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 1:45 AM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Multihull Central has been chosen to provide sales, marketing and brokerage for the Aquila Power Catamaran range of models, announcing the new acquisition to its brands at this year's Sydney Boat Show. ...
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Sydney International Boat Show - Days 3 & 4 *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 3:32 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Some highlights of this year's event, both on the water and at Glebe Island. ...
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Multihull Central - Covering all the bases *Feature By John Curnow, , 6:07 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Sometimes you hear of someone taking 30 years to become an overnight sensation. Maggie Beer went on record for saying just that, only the other day on TV. By that mark, Brent Vaughan has been building an experienced team for a long time and when the time came for the launch of Multihull Central, they too rapidly became a multihull sensation.. ...
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Sydney International Boat Show - Day 2 *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 6:22 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
he second day of the 47th Sydney International Boat Show went off without a hitch today, with fine weather, though chilly winds and a steady flow of visitors, both on the marina and travelling to the Glebe Island venue - just 15 minutes by ferry. ...
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Sydney International Boat Show - images from Day 1 *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 11:59 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Blue skies, balmy temperatures, world and national premieres - it was all happening today! ...
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Pantaenius Insurance - being seen in yellow, green and orange *Feature By John Curnow, , 6:55 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
So as to be clear, this is an unabashed and not-so-faint reference to the Tour de France, the US Masters and even the humble building site. It’s just that the notion of wearing something that is ‘hi-vis’ is entirely appropriate for the specialist marine insurer, Pantaenius. Since arriving in Australia a little over 18 months ago, they have had no trouble being see - all for the right reasons. ...
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